This is a reply to CP24
Fox, Chrs. “LGBTQ officers call on city to cut annual grant given to Pride.” CP 24. N.p., 19 Apr. 2017. Web. 30 Apr. 2017. <Should Pride lose their grant? CP24 Article >. This article is a reply to the CP24 article on LGBTQ officers coming out to saying the city should cut funding to Toronto Pride over discontinuing the OPP float. The article goes on to mention that the organization is given a $260,000 grant for Pride. The article states that the police feel it is unacceptable the stance the Toronto Pride has taken with the police force & the article discusses the details of the organization giving in to a radical organization.
Ashton Deroy writes: Something needs to happen about the wrong moves being made with Toronto Pride in 2016/2017. Weather it is removing the board, getting better members or someone from the city leveraging power, saying give the police a float or lose this power. Yes something should happen!
Should they lose a $260,000 grant though? That is tough to say. What is the grant for? If the grant is for funding a massive tourism attraction. No Toronto Pride should not lose this grant. However if the grant is to allow for involvement from the province, city & etc at all capacities in the parade. Yes the grant should be revoked from Toronto Pride.
Grant purpose– The grant is setup as a cultural attractions grant for tourism. So no the grant should not be pulled from Toronto Pride. It is unfortunate that this will not be what the police force is able to leverage but I do encourage them to continue to speak up about their disliking for Pride’s treatment towards them in 2016-2017.
As far as the grant goes, I doubt Toronto is going to axe this grant as there are massive cultural benefits to the city from being able to have this event every year.
So are you unhappy about the lack of solidarity between Pride & the Police force? I demand passionate readers contact Toronto Pride & speak up about this issue.